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ListsDec 26, 2017

Since 2014, we at the BGS have been putting together videos of amazing artists singing great songs in stunning locations. So before jumping into a whole new year, take some time to sit back, put your feet up by the fire, and watch five of our favorite Sitch Sessions ... picked just for you. Birds…

ListsDec 22, 2017

No one really needs any help gearing up for the beautiful gluttony of the holiday season, but in the spirit of gorging oneself on cookies, pie, turkey, ham, and all manner of seasonal treats, here are nine bluegrass songs to get your stomach growling. Flatt & Scruggs -- “Hot Corn, Cold Corn”  Hot corn goes…

ListsDec 14, 2017

It seems like every year is a great year in roots music, packing in way more excellence than a single list can handle. That's why, for our year-end songs collection, the BGS writers have picked tunes they love that were not on any of our year-end albums. That's not to say that the whole albums…

ListsDec 13, 2017

Way back in January, we proclaimed 2017 to be the "Year of the Banjo" and predicted it would be a stellar year for women in roots music, as well as the more justice-minded songwriters in our midst. All these months later, our intuition proved correct on all counts. And we are thrilled by that. Having…

ListsNov 13, 2017

Let’s blow up some balloons, get everyone’s signatures on the card, buy a Costco sheet cake, and send each of these bluegrass songs into their golden years with a loving swat on the rear. Buy that motorhome! See the country! Spend more time with your family! 10. “Man of Constant Sorrow” Why is this bluegrass…